Those of us who have worked with toddlers know that they bite. Some of them seem to follow the other children just waiting for an opportunity to lock on. But they really aren’t. The first step in preventing biting is to understand it. Why do toddlers bite? One reason, they don’t have the words to… Continue reading Biting Hurts!
Art has the power to move us. It can bring a smile or reduce us to tears. Some art is disturbing while another is comforting. Today is a day to ponder art as a way to fill our souls with joy. And for children, that comes in the process, not the product. It is the… Continue reading National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
I taught a workshop this weekend on Creative Curriculum and putting it all together. Overall I thought it went pretty well. It was a great, interactive group that had some great ideas and worked well together. As I went over the feedback the next day it was a pretty dominant theme – there was a… Continue reading The Very Youngest in Our Charge
Tomorrow is National Step in a Puddle Day and Splash your Friend. Yes. Yes it really is. No one seems to know who or why this day was created, but who cares? It’s a day to go outdoors and enjoy just being there. So what if we get a little rain – we won’t melt!… Continue reading National Step in a Puddle Day – Getting Outdoors
I can’t believe that 2017 is over. It seems like we were just bringing in the new millennium and now we’ve traveled 17 years. I find myself thinking about those seventeen years, and the last one in particular. What have I done to improve the life of someone else? What have I done with that… Continue reading Reflections of Time Gone By
On this day of peace and joy, I wish you and yours a holiday filled with warm blessings and love. Merry Christmas
I don’t know about you, but to me, the holidays are so much more fun when there are kids around. At our center they are feeling it in the air. There is excitement and joy and a little misdirected behavior too! So what do we do with all this mounting energy? Listen. I had a… Continue reading Listen to the Holidays
The holidays are upon us and with that comes a lot to do! I don’t know about you, but I find myself budgeting my time to this or that and then, still never getting it all done. Well here are a few tips that might help, from the workshop I train, “So Much to Do,… Continue reading So Much to Do, So Little Time!
Cooking with kids is great project that not only employs the science of food, but vocabulary, history, and some tasty fun! As a teacher I used the Thanksgiving holiday to talk about families and traditions. We also talked about the history some of those traditions, like using butter. How do we get butter? What is… Continue reading Cooking with Kids – Making Butter
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